Quote: Did you keep your W3s? If you did, I would recommend sending them in to be recabled by Westone. I had my UM3Xs sent through the wash a couple times due to my carelessness and my wife's unwillingness to care about my carelessness . As you said, the treble was fine, but the bass would rattle above anything more than a whisper. I emailed Westone, and they said to send them in. They took a look at them and recabled them for 40 bucks, and they are perfect again. I am also very glad because they gave me a newer, smaller plug that is much easier to deal with than the original I had. I would say it is at least worth looking into for such a nice and costly IEM.